About CSS

Mission Statement

Community Support Services: Helping you achieve a healthy mind and body while supporting you to live and work in your community.

Vision Statement

Building communities of hope where mental and physical health are treated equally.

Our Work

Established in 1988, Community Support Services annually provides healthcare and hope for more than people living with severe and persistent mental illnesses in Summit County. Last year, CSS provided life-changing services to more than 3,100 clients.

We embrace the recovery model by partnering with our clients to determine their strengths, needs, abilities and preferences. Recovery is the continuous process of empowering an individual so they may live a satisfying and contributing life.

CSS’s programs are accredited by CARF – an independent, nonprofit accrediting body that promotes quality, valuable services and outcomes of service that enhance the lives of the persons served.

Our Leadership

Board Officers
  • Karl Henley, Chair - Seibert Keck Insurance
  • Paul Jackson, Esq, Vice Chair - Roetzel & Andress
  • Melissa Dunham, Treasurer - Bober Markey Fedorovich
  • James Pianalto, Secretary - Project Manager, The Ruhlin Company
Board Members
  • Craig Chaffinch Chief Financial Officer, Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland
  • Elizabeth Daugherty - Director of Public Safety and Human Resources, City of Barberton
  • Martin Ganzer - Director of Facilities, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Aaron Kurchev - GOJO Industries
  • Henry D. Lykes Jr. - Founder/Executive Director, Houses of Hope for Adam and Eve
  • Megan Minotti - Marketing Manager, GOJO Industries, Inc.
  • John Moulagiannis - Owner, Paragram
  • Staci Nevels - Founder, CEO, Journey4Heroes
  • Jon Novak - Vice President, Treasury Management, Corporate & Institutional Banking, PNC
  • Lesley Richard - Director, Payer Marketing, Summacare
  • Christa Smith - Supervisor, Payer Credentialing, Summa Health
  • Shaleeta Smith - Community Health Supervisor, Summit County Public Health
  • Leslie Stoyer - Co-Executive Director, NAMI Summit County
  • Joanna Tucker - Account Executive, Kronos, Inc.
Honorary Directors
  • Karen Hrdlicka, MBA, LHNA - Akron Community Foundation
  • Helen Reedy - NAMI Summit County
  • Norma Thoman - Emeritus Director
Executive Council

Annual Reports

2020 Annual Report (PDF)

2019 Annual Report (PDF)

2016 Annual Report (PDF)

2015 Annual Report (PDF)

2014 Annual Report (PDF)

2013 Annual Report (PDF)

2012 Annual Report (PDF)

2011 Annual Report (PDF)

2010 Annual Report (PDF)

2009 Annual Report (PDF)

Finances & 990 Forms

990 Form - 2016 (PDF)

990 Form - 2015 (PDF)

990 Form - 2014 (PDF)

990 Form - 2013 (PDF)

990 Form - 2012 (PDF)

990 Form - 2011 (PDF)

Quality Improvement Annual Reports

FY19 Annual Quality Improvement Report